The 9th Century
This is Part 5 of our Centuries series. In it, we will begin with the dynamism and innovations of the turbulent 9th century, then examine how the Byzantines slowly recovered from centuries of decline and learned how to contain the threat of Arab armies, before moving onto the Frankish Empire.
We will examine the Carolingian Renaissance and how the heirs of Charlemagne faced new threats to their inheritance, both external and internal.
Finally, we turn to Anglo-Saxon England, where Viking raids have turned into a full-blown invasion that pits Christianity against the Norse Gods.